The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for October 17, 2014

We've traveled to the far corners of the World Wide Web to track down the top sports card and memorabilia stories for today, October 17, 2014. Here are the headlines, as reported by The Cardboard Connection and other leading news publications and blogs:

From The Cardboard Connection:

  • 2014 MLB World Series Collecting Guide - The 2014 MLB season is down to the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. Check out the top collecting options, complete visual card gallery for each World Series team, as well as basic rookie card info, apparel shopping guide and more.
  • Los Angeles Kings Give Fans Replica Stanley Cup Ring in Stadium Giveaway - They’re not quite like the real thing, but the Los Angeles Kings gave away an arena full of replica 2014 Stanley Cup rings. Check out the rings and compare them to the authentic championship ring.
  • 2014 Panini Crown Royale Football Cards - 2014 Panini Crown Royale Football brings plenty of elegant designs and the promise of one autograph or memorabilia card per pack. Silhouettes return as a key chase element.
  • 2014-15 Panini Prestige Basketball Cards - Exclusive to Target, 2014-15 Panini Prestige Basketball comes with several different configurations. Rookies are a focus throughout.
  • 2014 Funko Pop Disney Robin Hood Vinyl Figures - 2014 Funko Pop Disney Robin Hood might not have any Merry Men, but the three-figure lineup includes some of the animated film’s most memorable characters with the distinct Pop! spin.
  • Houston Rockets Collecting and Fan Guide - Headlined by Hakeem Olajuwon, the impressive past and future possibilities of the Houston Rockets makes them a popular collecting stop. View our complete guide to collecting the Rockets, including top players to collect, autographs, cards, jerseys and more.

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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